The first slap

The first slap
This photo was taken the day after I was diagnosed, and it is my first bitch slap at cancer. I'm the one with the icepack symbolically placed on my boob. My teammates changed our team's uniform to pink at the last minute, and I came off the soccer field that night with one goal and a whole lot of love. Several of these women are my close friends, but they are all warriors, and they all helped me set the tone for this fight.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Triple Positive

OK, here's a post for those of you who are interested in some of the medical specifics: Craig and I met today with the oncologist (who is simply wonderful, by the way), and we got the pathology back on the cancer: Estrogen Positive (ER+), Progesterone Positive (PR+) and Human Epithelial Receptor 2 Neu Positive (HER 2 neu +). This is basically a triple positive, which in the breast cancer world is a lot better than a triple negative. From what I understand, this is a highly targetable cancer with chemotherapy, of which I will be getting a healthy dose. If any doctor or nurse friends or family reading this wish to provide more insights or thoughts on this, feel free to comment and elucidate. I am viewing this as a slice of good news in a broader "series of unfortunate events." Tomorrow, PET-CT scan. Stay tuned!


  1. Although I don't really know what all that means, I take your word that a triple positive is kinda good news in the wacky world you are now living in...

    So glad you have a way for all of us to process this, right along with you!


  2. Triple positive...sounds good..3 is my favorite number and positive is a good thing.
    YEAH FOR GOOD NEWS and Grace! Loved your post.

  3. I love that your friend gave you Grace, now you can let her do the Grace thing and you can feel and act anyway you want. You will bitch slap this cancer and beat the crap out of it. Sending hugs & love


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